Former Eleventh Circuit Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina Joins Focus Litigation Consulting
MIAMI, FL – August 1, 2015 – Focus Litigation Consulting, LLC is pleased to announce the recent addition of Joseph P. Farina to the trial consulting team.
Farina joins FLC as an affiliate trial consultant, bringing to the team specialized insight into juror cognition and the jury deliberation process derived from his over 30 years on the bench. Farina served as a Circuit Court Judge in the Circuit Civil Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. From 1995 to 2009, Farina served for 14 years as Chief Judge and supervised the full operations of the Miami-Dade Court system, which is comprised of 123 judges, 15 general magistrates, 20 traffic hearing officers, and more than 500 administrative court staff serving in 10 courthouses.
Farina has presided over 3,500 cases, including complex business and financial disputes, class actions, product liability claims, significant personal injuries, including death claims, and a substantial number of commercial and residential foreclosure cases. Farina also regularly serves as a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator and arbitrator.
Farina uses his trial expertise to assist in trial advocacy, pretrial jury research, and jury selection. Specifically, Farina assess the persuasiveness and viability of arguments made during mock trial exercises; makes recommendations as to persuasively communicating case theories and facts; improves attorney advocacy; and ferrets out prospective juror authenticity and bias in jury selection.